This session will cover from the basics to advanced usages of 960.gs, and tackle issues including how to start using it to simplify your site layouts and theme setup, how to quickly wireframe your site in a way that will truly represent your final product after design implementations, pushing theming & grid based layouts further with preprocess functionality in your theme layer.
This session will appeal to both those new to grid systems and 960.gs, and will also further appeal to those users that have used 960.gs, the ninesixty theme and others, and want to explore better options for implementing grid based designs in Drupal.
Brief introduction to 960gs concepts
What 960gs is
What sort of a genius created this framework, and why
Basic usage of 960.gs
Containers & Grids
Push & Pull
Prefix & Suffix
Alpha & Omega
960gs and it's evolution in Drupal
contextual grid element sizing/positioning
Where the Omega theme isTheme Settings controlling grid elements
Standing on the shoulders of giantsNinesixtyZenStudioAcquia MarinaSub-Theming Omega
Impossibly fast wireframing / alpha site setupDrupal 6 statusDrupal 7 statusWhere the Omega theme is going
Drupal 7Drupal 8?!jQuery grid building/management
Delta Module (Omega's new BFF)
Concept & Showcase of the Delta module
highlighting the power behind alternate theme settings based on context.
Finalized D6 alpha release prior to DrupalconSF
highlight of sites using 960.gs layouts that you will open
your mind to grid based designs.960gs tools & resources
This session will be a combination of concepts & information from presentations I've given on 960.gs at Drupalcon Paris, and DrupalCamp Montreal, and take into account everything that has changed in the past 6 months. If you are a themer/designer that does NOT believe in grid systems or 960.gs, sit in and let me change your mind!
Previous iterations of this topic/session given by me can be found at: